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Bahamian Chefs Head To UN Holiday Chef Takeover
- Dec 12, 2018 - 9:59:31 AM
The cuisine of The Islands Of The Bahamas will be put on full display
from December 12 through 14 as three chefs from the Bahamas National
Culinary Team will participate in the United Nations’ Holiday Chef
Takeover in New York City.
Chefs Asteir Dean, Kevin Pratt and Celeste Smith will display holiday Bahamian favorites to hundreds of international guests.
Chef Dean, who is leading the trio, said he was excited to be have been selected...
Defence Force apprehends Poachers
- Dec 12, 2018 - 9:43:19 AM
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) apprehended 7 Dominican
fishermen aboard two small go-fast type boats around noon on Tuesday 11
November 2018 in the area of Little Inagua.
two Dominican boats were apprehended just off Little Inagua by RBDF
patrol craft P-129, coxswained by Petty Officer Edison Rolle, while on
routine patrol. On board were 7 Dominican fishermen, along with a
quantity of scaled fish and crawfish...
BTC pays fine for breach of number portability regulations
- Dec 11, 2018 - 7:39:16 PM
Consumers affected by a regulatory breach by the Bahamas
Telecommunications Company (BTC) can expect to receive a $100 credit
applied to their cellular mobile account on 12 December 2018.
credit to affected consumers is the result of a determination made by
URCA on 7 May 2018. URCA found that on 24 and 25 November 2017, BTC
failed to comply with the requirements of the rules and regulations
relating to mobile number portability causing unacceptable delays to 514
customers seeking to “port” their telephone numbers to Be Aliv Limited
The Bahamas host VIP Black Planners at National Conference
- Dec 11, 2018 - 1:14:21 PM
The Islands Of The Bahamas were the sponsors of a VIP Planners Only
Breakfast at the recent National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners
(NCBMP) 2018 Annual Conference, which took place in New Orleans, LA,
November 28 - December 1, 2018.
The Bahamas was the only
Caribbean Destination sponsor at the Conference and in keeping with the
conference theme, “Elevate, Educate, Engage,” The Bahamas Director of
Multicultural and Religious Markets, Linville Johnson...
ECADE urges the Eastern Caribbean to stand up for human rights
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:48:43 PM
Seventy years later, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
(UDHR) remains even more relevant than ever as we witness a rolling back
of rights around the world. The Eastern Caribbean Alliance for
Diversity and Equality (ECADE), notes with distress, the continued lack
of progress towards achieving justice and equality for all in the
eastern Caribbean, as we join the world in observing Human Rights Day
2018 and the 70th anniversary of this historic document.
“Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the EC
remain among the most vulnerable and at risk for marginalisation simply
for expressing their authentic selves,” says ECADE Executive Director
C. A. Smith Sworn In as Deputy to the Governor General
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:35:49 PM
His Excellency Cornelius A. Smith was sworn in as Deputy to the Governor
General by the Hon. Mme. Justice Vera Watkins, Acting Chief Justice, on
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at Government House.
Minister Dames Congratulates Department of Correctional Services Graduates of BTVI Programme
- Dec 11, 2018 - 12:07:35 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames lauded the 100
Bahamas Department of Correctional Services (BDOCS) graduates, on
December 6, 2018, and congratulated them on successfully completing
their respective Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
“Trainees, the fact that you are here today to
receive a certificate for the successful completion of 10 weeks of
vocational training is no small accomplishment,” Minister Dames said,
during a ceremony at BDOC, Fox Hill...
Investment Executive Albert Rex Appointed to Sterling Mortgage Income Fund
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:44:05 AM
Sterling Global Financial, an award-winning financial services provider
with more than US$9 billion in assets under administration and
management, announced the appointment today of finance and equity
executive Albert G. Rex to its Sterling Mortgage Income Fund Board of
“Albert Rex brings a wealth of experience almost
unmatched in his range of expertise,” said David Kosoy, Chairman of the
Board. “Over the past 40 years, he has steered more than $15 billion in
financing and equity solutions to commercial real estate developers and
Cultural Heritage Month launched at NAGB
- Dec 11, 2018 - 11:23:30 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle joined
Acting Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, Executive Director of Culture
Rowena Poitier-Sutheralnd, Deputy Director Dereka Deleveaux-Grant and
Senior officials of the Cultural Affairs Division in launching Cultural
Heritage Month, at the beginning of December, at the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas.
Also present were Director of the National Art
Gallery of The Bahamas Amanda Coulson and her fellow staff members,
cultural stakeholders and the general public. Minister Rolle read the
Cultural Heritage Month Proclamation...
IDB’s Commitment to The Bahamas; Better Governments for Better Lives
- Dec 11, 2018 - 10:08:57 AM
The Caribbean and Latin America and have been profoundly transformed
over the last 15 years. Economic and social progress has been
significant: per capita incomes have risen, the middle class has grown,
education levels have improved, and the telecommunications revolution
has meant that people are more connected, better informed, and can also
demand more and better services...
Testing the Winds and Waters of Montagu Bay at the 'Best of the Best' Regatta 2018
- Dec 10, 2018 - 11:25:55 PM
Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, the Hon. Michael Pintard,
and Ministry officials, hosted the 'Best of the Best Regatta' & Star
Sailors League Finals at Montagu Bay from December 3 through the
weekend. The event drew hundreds of enthusiastic spectators who watched
Bahamian sloop sailors and Olympic sailing champs -- thrilled to test
the winds and the waters at Montagu Bay in the time of their lives...
Tourism Improves in Grand Bahama
- Dec 10, 2018 - 10:02:35 PM
The Government’s efforts have resulted in improvement in the Tourism
sector in Grand Bahama during the year to date 2018. According to the
Central Bank of the Bahamas latest Monthly Economic and Financial
Developments, October 2018 which was published Monday December 3rd, 2018
tourism stop-over visitors showed and overall increase of 7.4%. The
report showed improvement in Grand Bahama year to date, recovering from
the huge decrease in 2017 of 39.5%. The report indicated that in Grand
Bahama “Despite the ongoing challenges in room capacity after the
closure of several hotels due to hurricane damage...
Annual Christmas Luncheon for the Cabinet at Government House
- Dec 10, 2018 - 7:15:26 PM
Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling
hosted Cabinet members to an Annual Christmas Luncheon at Government
House on Monday, December 10, 2018. The Governor General is pictured
welcoming the Prime Minister, Dr. the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, having a
chat with him, and also greeting Cabinet members. In the group photo,
seated, the Governor General is pictured centre, with Prime Minister
Minnis, centre left, and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance
the Hon. Peter Turnquest, centre right. Also seated, from left:
Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd; Minister of Financial
Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration...
Bannister responds to voice note by Gray
- Dec 10, 2018 - 4:39:31 PM
A voice note by former PLP Member of Parliament, Mr. V. Alfred Gray, has been brought to my attention.
his very irresponsible statement, Mr. Gray alleges that the Government
has proposed a Contractors Association Bill for Parliament; and in his
words that the Ministry of Works is “putting together who can qualify
for contractors and who can’t, and you can only qualify if you have a
four storey building under your contractor’s belt.”
The allegations made by Mr. Gray are untrue and entirely without foundation...
Government will ‘stay the course’, as IMF report signals positive movement on key issues
- Dec 10, 2018 - 4:38:18 PM
“The Government will stay the course with its fiscal strategy to boost
economic growth, strengthen the fiscal balance and increase transparency
and government accountability,” said K. Peter Turnquest, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Finance.
This comes after a recent
review by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that commended the
government for several key policy initiatives, including the Fiscal
Responsibility Act, 2018, and the strategic plan to create a Disaster
Preliminary Visit of OAS Electoral Observation Mission to El Salvador
- Dec 10, 2018 - 12:14:09 PM
The Chief of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization
of American States (OAS) for the presidential elections on February 3rd
in El Salvador, Uruguayan diplomat Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, today began a
preliminary visit to the country to learn about the progress made in
the organization of the elections...
- Dec 10, 2018 - 11:46:26 AM
The 8th of December 2018 marks the Forty-Sixth Anniversary of the
establishment of diplomatic relations between Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica,
and Trinidad and Tobago, the four independent CARICOM countries and
Cuba. That historic act of 8 December 1972 has grown over the years
into a strong fraternal relationship between all of the Member States of
the Caribbean Community and Cuba.
The friendly and close
relationship that unites CARICOM and Cuba is a shining example of
International Conference Speaker Shares his Most memorable Speeches
- Dec 10, 2018 - 10:23:02 AM
Public speaking for me is one of the gifts from my Creator. In addition
to speaking successfully as an international conference speaker, I have
also been blessed with the gifts of writing and hosting my own
television and radio shows .
I have been honored to give 5,000
speeches and presentations in my 30 years as a much sought after
motivational speaker. So today, I thought I would share with you some of
my most memorable speeches and presentations.
1. In 1990 I was contracted by the Life Underwriters Association of The
Bahamas (LUAB) to be one of the speakers at their Annual Conference
being held in Ft. Lauderdale , Florida at the Embassy Suites Hotel. I
was extremely excited for this opportunity of being the first Bahamian
to address their international conference and additionally...
Auto Giant Fred Albury Receives Lighthouse Award
- Dec 10, 2018 - 7:05:27 AM
Former longstanding president of the Bahamas Motor
Dealers Association (BMDA) L. Frederick Albury recently received the
Lighthouse Award for his achievements in business by the St. Augustine's
College Alumni Association (SACA).
currently heads the Auto Mall Group of Companies with his brother Jeff.
It includes Executive Motors, dealers of the Toyota and Lexus brands;
Quality Auto, which promotes Hyundai and Suzuki vehicles; and Omega
Motors established in 2011 (headed by his son Lionel James), which
covers the BMW and Mini brands. The company also has a branch in
Freeport, Grand Bahama.
Prime Minister reassures commitment to maximizing tourism benefits
- Dec 9, 2018 - 10:02:37 PM
Prime Minister, Dr. the Most. Hon. Hubert A. Minnis reassured key
stakeholders in tourism that his government is committed to maximizing
the economic benefits of the country’s primary industry.
addressing the Bahamas Hotel & Tourism Association’s (BHTA) Annual
Meeting at the Imperial Ballroom, Atlantis Resort on Friday, December 7,
The Prime Minister underscored the importance of
government and BHTA working together to achieve the maximum economic
benefits of the tourism sector...